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Hunter Ewald

Hunter Ewald

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Hunter Ewald is a Hawaiian grappler of Brazilian descent who is widely regarded as one of the better jiu jitsu competitors of his generation. Having earned the rank of black belt from his father Bruno Xavier Ewald, Hunter earned his reputation as a top athlete in this sport while competing for Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu‘s Fight Sports Academy in the lower belt divisions of the IBJJF circuit. There Ewald conquered important medals, including at the World (gi + no-gi) and Pan American (gi + no-gi) Championships.

Hunter Ewald Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Hunter Xavier Kainalu Ewald

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Bruno Ewald > Hunter Ewald

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi Champion (2012 blue, 2013** purple, 2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Miami Open Champion (2015/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2012** blue)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (2015/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012 blue, 2013/2014 purple, 2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Straight ankle lock (botinha)

Weight Division: Peso Meio-Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Fight Sports

Hunter Ewald Biography

Hunter Ewald was born on April 7, 1994 in Kauai – state of Hawaii, United States of America.

Being the son of a jiu jitsu black belt and a pioneer for this martial art in Hawaii – Bruno Xavier Ewald, it didn’t come as a surprise that Hunter spent most of his infancy playing/grappling on jiu jitsu mats. This instant access to grappling was combined with watching his father compete around the world, helping instil in Hunter the drive to test his skills on a competitive level, which he did early on.

The Ewald family have always been closely connected with surfing, much like Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu‘s uncle Lauro. On one of Lauro’s trips to Hawaii he befriended Hunter’s father, and from this friendship “Cyborg” would later be introduced to the family.

When visiting the Hawaiian archipelago for the IBJJF Honolulu Open back in 2010, Roberto Cyborg spent some time at the Ewald residence. After the visit Roberto invited Bruno Ewald and his family to come and train at Fight Sports in Miami, Florida. Hunter was 16 years old and had just finished high-school at the time, taking the opportunity to train at one of the top academies in the grappling world.

The trips to Fight Sports became more regular over time, with Hunter preparing for most important tournaments there, and competing under the team’s banner.

On July 2016 Hunter Ewald was promoted to black belt by his father Bruno Ewald. This came after sequential medals at the IBJJF Pan American Championship for two years in a row as a brown belt – as well as medals at the World Championship and No-Gi Pan Ams.

Cover photo taken by Tony Amigleo.

Hunter Ewald Grappling Record

1 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (100%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION WINS

5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Reverse omoplata
50
1
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Choke
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Hunter Ewald Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10466Garry TononGarry TononLInjuryGrappling Pro77KG4F2016
16989Lucas ValleLPointsLas Vegas Open82KG4F2018
17824Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLReverse omoplataLong Beach Open82KGSF2018
19506Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsSan Jose Open82KG4F2019
19946Michael LieraMichael LieraLChokeSan Diego Open82KGSF2019
17822Sean DownieWPointsLong Beach Open82KG4F2018

Hunter Ewald 2013 World Championship match (purple belt)

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